Assalamu Alaikum WR WB
Hope all are fine by the Grace and Mercy of Almighty Allah.
We have come across the following announcement of FCNA:
According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), as well as European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR), Eid-al-Fitr is on Friday, September 10, 2010.
This statement of the Fiqh Council of North America contradicrts Quran , Hadeeth and science.
According to the phases and manaazil of the moon on which the dates of people depend (Quran 2:189) this Ramadaan had begun on Wednesday, 11th August. The Hilaal was seen as usual on the first day of Ramadan ie. Wednesday after sun set. The hilaal was not seen anywhere in the world on Tuesday, 10th August which was the day of conjunction and hence the last day of the month.
The months in Islam do not begin after the Hilaal is seen to the naked eye as believed by the majority of our brothers. Hilaal cannot be seen on the last day of the month. If anyone can prove with authentic reports that it can be seen to the naked eye. We would appreciate if they can provide with relevant data. All reports of Hilaal being sighted, by naked eye, on the last day of the month are false.
Conjunction or new moon occurred on Tuesday the 10th of August 2010 at 03:10hrs UT and Ramadaan began on next day, Wednesday the 11th of August 2010 at Fajr. Whoever attains Fajr of that Wednesday should have fasted without fail. Those who have fasted from Thursday have to repent to Almighty Allah and fast on the next day of Eid which falls on Thursday, 9th Sep.
Conjunction or new moon occurs again on Wednesday the 8th of September at 10:30hrs UT and Shawwal begins on Thursday.
Thursday (9 Sep 2010) is definitely the Day of Eidul Fitr of the year 1431H for all people living in th world according to Quran and Sunnah.
This Ramadan has only 29 days according to the Book of Allah and giving it 30 days will be among addition to Kufr (Quran 9:37). We can see only 28 phases in this Ramadaan because it is a month of 29 days.
The first waxing crescent (hilaal) was seen on Wednesday the first of Ramadaan, after sunset and the last waning crescent like "urjoonul qadeem" (Quran 36:39) will be seen on Tuesday (7th Sep), the 28th of Ramadaan, around Fajr time. The moon will not be visible on Wednesday morning the 29th of Ramadaan. It is the last day of Ramadaan and the moon is never seen on the last day of the lunar month.
We earnestly request FCNA and other organizations to correct their dates accordingly and make necessary announcement that Eidul Fitre falls on Thursday (9th Sep) and to warn people that fasting on Thurday, 9th Sep 2010, the Day of Eidul Fitre of 1431H is forbidden,
May Almighty Allah make us understand His Signs and May HE keep all of us in the Right Path till our death - Aameen
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